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St Stephen's Church

  • Also Known As: New North Church

  • Address: Hanover St
  • Vicinity: Between Clark St and Harris St
  • Neighborhood of North End in Boston
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1714/05/05 The first Congregational church (lost) on Hanover Street is dedicated.
1742/04/14 Andrew Eliot Vocation Andrew Eliot is ordained in the Congregational Church (lost), serving as pastor until his death.
1802/09/22 Charles Bulfinch Architect The cornerstone for New North Church, the second Congregational church, is laid.
1804/05/02 Rev John Eliot (New North Church) Vocation New North Church is dedicated. It is the second Congregational church built in Boston's North End, and the fifth in the order of the other churches of that name.
1813/12/08 Rev Francis Parkman Sr Vocation Rev Francis Parkman Sr is ordained as pastor of the Unitarian North Church in Boston. He will serve in this position until 1849.
1862/00/00 The New North Church church is sold to Bishop Fitzpatrick's Roman Catholic Diocese of Boston and renamed St Stephen's.
1890/07/23 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Faith Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald is baptized at St Stephen's Catholic Church.
1995/01/24 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy In Memoriam More than 1,000 morners inside and thousands outside the church attend the funeral for Rose Kennedy: Tipper Gore, Thomas McLarty, Edward Kennedy, his nephew, Joseph and his son Patrick Kennedy. Honorary pallbearers include Caroline Schlossberg and JFK Jr.

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Particulars for St Stephen's Church:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Architectural Style Early republic
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 75000300
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Bulfinch,Charles
Architectural Style: Early republic, Other
Attribute: Neo-Classical
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Architecture, Religion
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1804
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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